Friday, 18 July 2014

Dirty Tau - Bu'kuro Sept

For the past year or so of hobby time I've been focusing on the Tau. As I type this they're a few units away from finished (1750 points with some extras), which is pretty great for me. I'm usually both slow and easily distracted, which is not ideal in this hobby.

Fire Warriors take cover in an Imperial ruin
I started the Tau for a paint and play escalation league which I was running with my group. My main goal for this army was to keep it quick and easy to paint. Having a beautifully painted squad doesn't seem so impressive if the rest of your army is grey plastic.

At the time I'd been painting scenery using rust weathering powders and loved how it looked, so I decided to apply the same stuff to these guys.

The idea behind the army is that they were an explorer fleet from a distant Tau Sept named Bu'kuro. The Sept was used as a staging ground for deep space exploration, and these guys were sent off on one such mission. However, their homeworld was was lost while they were away, abandoned and sacrificed for The Greater Good, and so they've been cut off from the Empire. This had the benefit of encouraging a quick and dirty paint style, having them all look beat up, as well as giving them a vague justification for fighting the other Tau player in the group. If they've been forgotten by the Empire, maybe they wouldn't be too friendly towards their old brothers.

More pics after the jump

Monday, 7 July 2014

Imperial Fist Sternguard

It's been a long time since I updated this thing, and I'd like to get back into posting on a regular basis.

To start with, here's some nice shots of the Imperial Fist Sternguard squad I painted on commission for a friend.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Unit Finished - Destroyer Lord

Imotekh the Stormlord wasn't going to be used so I "upgraded" him. I think I like him better this way.
Here's my finished Destroyer Lord. He was a lot of fun to paint. I think I'm getting better at the glowy bits, too.
He was actually a last minute addition to my army, added in because he cost exactly he right amount of points.
I've used him in 2 games so far and he's been fantastic in both, slaughtering his way through a bunch of stuff. Hooray!
My pictures are kind of crappy. I think for Christmas I'll buy myself a nice light box or something!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Necron Deathmark

Here's my first Deathmark. I love these guys. 5 of them with a Harbinger of Despair never fails me, teleporting around the battlefield and shutting down people's brains.
Most of my weapons have purple glowy bits, so I went with blue on these guys with a black carapace to make them stand out a little more, being elite assassins and all.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Unit Finished - Harbinger of Destruction 2

I'm not sure which Cryptek is the current Internet favourite. Maybe the Harbinger of the Storm? Either way, I like a few Destruction Crypteks in my army. They can deal with vehicles, they add some ranged threat beyond the standard Necron 24", and they bring some high strength low AP for chipping away at Terminators, Monsterous Creatures or whatever. They have nice utility. Plus, huge laser-lance gun-cannons! That's always good, right?
Anyway, I have 3 in my list and here's the second.
Bzzzt bzzzt zap zap

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Destroyer Lord WIP

When I started my Necrons, one of the first figures I picked up was Imotekh the Stormlord. He was a cool figure and I thought I might use him.

Well, time has progressed and I'm pretty sure he won't see the battlefield any time soon. So, rather than have him sitting around on the shelf doing nothing I decided to put him to use and re-purpose him as a Destroyer Lord.

A WIP, I'll be adding a Warscythe and jazzing up his back a little. It looks kind of plain without the cloak.

Sunday, 18 November 2012